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Spotlight’s Follow Friday


Lots of musicians tweet — but all that Twitters is not gold.

That’s why you’ll want to check out every Friday to see whose tweets we’re reading this week — then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: …while you’re at it be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!)

This week’s winners:

Who: COURTNEY LOVE (@CourtneyLoveUK)
Why You Should Follow: Hello? This is Courtney Love we’re talking about here! Notorious trainwreck, master of the overshare! Her tweets are even less coherent (and more ridiculous) than the ramblings on her MySpace blog. The Hole singer writes about everything, from craving space cakes to hating that “derivative fucking moron” Ryan Adams. Plus, now that Hole may be reuniting, you never know when Love will Twitter juicy tidbits from the studio!
Best Tweet of the Week: “id go to the Hamptons but i believe there may be a Federal law preventing me from doing so. why dont i care?”

Who: THE ROOTS’ ?UESTLOVE (@questlove)
Why You Should Follow: Easily one of Twitter’s most prolific members, ?uestlove tweets about the mundane — doing his laundry, watching True Blood — but also shares funny stories from taping Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (where The Roots are the house band), and playful rants about “diva” flight attendants, $74 sandwiches, and women who carry their dogs in purses.
Best Tweet of the Week: “follow fridays @kfc @dunkindonuts and when i feel guilty @wholefoods”

Who: KATY PERRY (@katyperry)
Why You Should Follow: When she’s not posting semi-scandalous pictures of herself eating pizza in the nude, this pop tart tweets about life on the road, eating Krispy Kremes with Alice Cooper, watching movies she never got to see during her sheltered childhood, and reading fan mail from prisoners. While her posts are sometimes vapid, they ooze wit and charm.
Best Tweet of the Week: “Usually I test out an outfit b4 shows by jumpin rope, make sure the twins r gonna stay in the holder.Today I didn’t test. Almost had a SHOW!”